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Title: 1965T6391.2 Intarsia Panel - Castle Interior
Description: 1965T6391.2
Intarsia Panel - Castle Interior, 1800-1858
Maker: Luigi Ravelli (1776-1858)
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
The technique of using inlaid marquetry to create a perspective picture in wood is known as intarsia. This panel is the work of the Italian craftsman, Luigi Ravelli (1776-1858). Considerable skill was needed to select the appropriate grain and figure from the many different veneers used to create these works, in order to achieve the subtle variations of texture in the finished picture. Ravelli has also used controlled burning to produce the effect of shade. This was done by scorching areas of veneer in a tray of hot silver sand.
Keywords:
Applied Arts
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19th Century
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Social history
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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Marquetry
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Panel
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Pyrography
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0